PCNs in Surrey & Sussex


Primary care networks (PCNs) are based on GP registered lists, typically serving natural communities of around 30,000 to 50,000.

Here are pharmacies in Sussex and Surrey area by A-Z and aligned to their PCN.

Pharmacy list by Area  PCN by CCG lists 
Surrey PCN Pharmacy List Surrey Heartlands CCGs
West Sussex PCN Pharmacy List Frimley CCGs
East Sussex PCN Pharmacy List Sussex & East Surrey CCGs

Community pharmacy’s role

PCNs, with community pharmacy on board, will be expected to:

  • provide a wider range of primary care services to patients, involving a wider set of staff roles than might be feasible in individual primary care settings such as GP practices
  • be the footprint around which integrated community-based teams will develop, and community and mental health services, will be expected to configure their services around
  • think about the wider health of the local communities they serve, taking a proactive approach to managing population health and, from 2020/21, assessing the needs of their local population to identify people who would benefit from targeted, proactive support
  • be focused on service delivery, rather than on the planning and funding of services, responsibility for which will remain with commissioners (public health and CCGs).

Community pharmacies need to work together in their PCN.

LPC members in Surrey and Sussex urge all contractors to:

Read how Surrey and Sussex LPCs are supporting their contractors on this PCN journey:


The LPCs role in PCNs

Community pharmacies are at the heart of the communities they serve and are therefore best placed to get involved in discussions about the wider health of their patients and customers. LPC members don’t know the people who go into each pharmacy so our primary role is to help our contractors represent community pharmacy to their PCN.  Look out for webinars, face-to-face meetings, checklists and briefing sheets, as required with our support developing as PCNs evolve and mature.

We will also take part in discussions at county and regional levels to represent contractors views and promote commissioning of pharmacy services to help meet the health objectives best suited to individual communities.


Training and development

  • Community pharmacists working with PCNs will will be able to access support and training to allow them to do their job confidently. See training and development

This short animation from Pharmacy Complete explains more about PCNs and the future of pharmacy

 


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